These tidy little drinkers are a fantastic alternative from our larger auto-fill water drinker systems.
Tips for training chooks onto nipples
The golden rule for teaching birds to use any type of new watering system like nipples is to remove all other sources of water! As long as they have what they are familiar with they will use it first and will never try something new. If their only choice is to drink from that new shiny metal thingy hanging under the pipe or bucket, it will only take one thirsty bird to try it and show everybody elsewhere to get a drink. So just to be perfectly clear, to teach your birds to use the nipples, remember golden rule...Remove all other sources of water! When installing the new nipple system, simply gather your chooks around and show them by tapping the nipples with your fingers which cause water to leak. That will get their attention and they learn very quickly.
We recommend 1-3 chooks per nipple.
I have two chickens and they both easily use this with only one issue. Make sure to put a pressure relief in your system, or a hole in the lid if using a bucket like I am. I found with a bucket that eventually what happened was it created to much negative pressure on the inside as more water came out and left a space for air but no air was their to fill it in. I still rate this a 5 star